The needle is the basic sewing component. The needle is the carrier of sewing threads. The stitching is done with the help of a needle. Various type of needle is used in the apparel industry. The selection of needles depends on various factors.
Types and Shapes of Needle Points:
Depending on the shapes of needle points, the needle is classified as follows.
V – Point or SetPoint Needle:
This type of needle is used for woven fabric sewing. It is classified as follows.
- Slim/Sharp set point
- Medium set point
- Heavy set point
Ball Point Needle:
This type of needle is used for knit fabric sewing. This type of needle is classified as follows.
- Light ball point needle
- Medium ball point needle
- Heavy ball point needle
In sum, the use of the needle depends on the end-use of the materials. So, select the needle types which is best fitted for the stitching you need.